Cheeky Walgreens and CVS haul

Hi guys! Today’s post, as you can see above, is a very cheeky and probably unnecessary drugstore haul. I use the word cheeky because it’s one of my favorite words commonly used in the UK (it isn’t really used here in the US) and because it encapsulates this haul perfectly! Why? Because I didn’t really need most of this stuff. Really. It’s like 30% needs and 70% indulgence.

But anyway, let’s move on with the haul!

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First of all, we have some new lip products that I was very excited about! The Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes are basically the reason this haul even happened — my friend Becca mentioned seemed them in stock at our local Walgreens, something which has never happened before, and knowing that one of the colors was a dupe for the MAC lipstick in Oh, Lady I’ve been trying to replace, I knew I needed it!

I got two colors — Obsession and Precious — and so far I love them! Obsession is everything I needed in a dark plummy liquid lipstick, and Precious is a very beautiful warm-toned dusty rose color. It’s very similar to some of my favorite lipsticks but I’m keeping it solely because it’s more warm-toned than the others I have.

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Then, knowing there was a gap in the container where I keep my Wet n Wild and MAC lipsticks, I wanted to get just one of the Wet n Wild MegaLast lipsticks and chose the color Sand Storm, a great brown, warm-toned nude.

Lastly, CVS had a sale on Rimmel lip liners, so I got two in the colors Spice and Tiramisu. Check out the swatches above! (Plus the swatch for the eye crayon I got which I will talk about next.)

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Over at CVS, they had a promotion where if you bought two Maybelline eye products, you’d get five dollars in their rewards, and knowing I needed a new mascara and that I’ve been wanting to try this Color Tattoo crayon in Bronze Truffle, well, how could I resist?

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Walgreens had a sale for the Wet n Wild nail polishes, so I picked up the two shades on the right, but when I got the five dollars from CVS, I knew I needed to get one of their 1 Step Wonder Gel polishes and this color had been calling my name, and naturally, since they were buy one, get one 50% off, I picked up a third MegaLast polish for just $1.47. How could I say no?! The colors here, from left to right, are: Stay Classy, Wet Cement, Private Viewing and On a Trip.

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Lastly, I’ve been desperately needing a new eyelash curler and my sister has this Revlon one that she likes, so I figured I’d give it a shot, and I’ve been dying to try out the new Wet n Wild brushes so I got this large eyeshadow brush to see how I like it!

I know you’re probably thinking, “Valentina, what the hell happened to your monthly beauty budget?” but here’s the thing: the last haul I did was in April, and I haven’t spend any (literally NO MONEY AT ALL) on makeup or beauty products that were non-essential since May. So consider this me spending my budget allowance for June and July!

…but don’t judge me next week when I do a small (ish) Sephora haul… or the week after that when I tell you about the two OFRA lipsticks I just ordered and the stuff I got from the Boxycharm website using the points I accumulated…

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Impromptu drugstore haul

Don’t you just love getting in your car, popping into your local drugstore and coming out with new goodies? I went by Walgreens with my grandma the other day and thanks to her generosity and my Walgreens rewards, I came out with a few new things I’m really excited to try!

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I’ve been dying to try a nude eyeliner for my waterline, since I’ve heard over and over how great it is for making you seem more awake. I’m at least 90% sure I heard about this particular one from Vivianna!

IMG_4854In an effort to improve my skincare routine, my grandma got me a cleanser from Aveeno. I actually use mostly Aveeno products for my skincare already, with their daily moisturizer with SPF and one of their night creams as well, so I’m excited to try this brightening cleanser. Stay tuned for results!

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Also amongst my new Aveeno purchases are the makeup remover wipes. I already have some (I’m pretty sure they’re Maybelline?) but it never hurts to try new makeup wipes and they were buy one, get one 50% off so it wasn’t a bad deal.IMG_4856Last but not least, something else I heard about from Vivianna: Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser! I’m almost out of my primer and I don’t like it enough to repurchase, so I figured I’d give this one a try.

So that’s my impromptu makeup haul! What was in your last drugstore haul? Or what are some of your favorite drugstore beauty items?

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